Gary Cash comes to Fisher Stark Cash with over 35 years of legal experience, including 25 spent as a North Carolina District Court Judge.  Gary was first elected to the bench in 1986 and most recently served as Buncombe County’s Chief District Court Judge, a position he held since 2002.  Prior to serving as judge, Gary worked in Asheville as a general practitioner in the private practice of law.

    Gary attended Davidson College, during which time he was an International Rotary Scholar at the University of Meunster in West Germany.  Following his graduation from Davidson in 1971, he was a Rockefeller Fellow at Yale University Divinity School. He then went onto the UNC School of Law, earning his J.D. degree in 1976.

    Gary is actively involved in the community and has held numerous leadership positions, including President of the Conference of Chief District Court Judges, President of the N.C. Association of District Court Judges, and Chair of the N.C. Custody Mediation Advisory Committee. In 2014, N.C. Supreme Court Justice Mark Martin appointed Gary to a two-year term as Chair of the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission.

    On a Personal Note


    Davidson College, B.A., 1971
    University of Muenster, West Germany, Rotary International Scholar, 1969-70
    Yale University Divinity School Rockefeller Fellow, 1971-1972
    University of North Carolina School of Law J.D., 1976


    Chair, N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission
    President, Conference of Chief District Court Judges
    President, N.C. Association of District Court Judges
    Director, N.C. Joint Judicial Conference
    Member, North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
    Member, N.C. Domestic Violence Commission
    Member, N.C. Family Court Advisory Committee
    Chair, N.C.  Custody/ Mediation Advisory Committee
    Member, Z. Smith Reynolds Advisory Panel
    Founding Member, Board of Directors, The Child Abuse Center
    Elder, New Hope Presbyterian Church


    2015 – The National Academy of Distinguished Neautrals
    2008 – 2009 28th Judicial Bar Professionalism Award
    2009 – Outstanding N.C. Trial Judge Award presented by the N.C. Advocates for Justice (formerly N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers)
    2009 – Champion of the Family Award, North Carolina Association for Marriage and Family Therapists

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